Commemorations and Retreats from July - December, 2017

Special commemorations and retreats will be held  between July- December, 2017, in and around Kolkata. Programme on these occasions will consist of meditation, satsanga, pushpanjali, and prasad.


 

CONDUCTED SPIRITUAL RETREAT

September 15 – 17, 2017 (Classes in English)

September 22 – 24, 2017 (Classes in Bengali)

At Yogoda Satsanga Math, Dakshineswar

Be alone within. Don’t lead the aimless life that so many persons follow. Meditate and read good books more....Once in a while it is all right to go to the movies and have a little social life, but mostly remain apart and live within yourself....Enjoy solitude; but when you want to mix with others, do so with all your love and friendship, so that those persons cannot forget you, but remember always that they met someone who inspired them and turned their minds toward God.

— Sri Sri Paramahansa Yogananda

These weekend retreats shall include group meditations, satsangas, and review of meditation techniques by YSS sannyasis. Participants are requested to maintain silence during the retreat to deepen their attunement with God and Gurus, and to build their inner environment.

If you are interested in participating in one of these retreat programmes, please register at least one week in advance at the Ashram Reception Office, giving your full name, address, Lesson Registration Number, age, phone no(s), and arrival and departure date and time.

LONG MEDITATION PROGRAMMES

At Yogoda Satsanga Math, Dakshineswar

No matter what happens to your body, meditate. Never go to sleep at night until you have communed with God. Your body will remind you that you have worked hard and need rest, but the more you ignore its demands and concentrate on the Lord, the more you will burn with joyous life, like a globe afire. Then you will know that you are not the body.

— Sri Sri Paramahansa Yogananda

Note:    The schedule will comprise of prayer, reading, chanting, and meditation. There will be a break of half-an-hour in between.

 Devotees with cough and cold are requested to abstain from attending the long meditation.

 It is extremely important that during the entire session, each devotee makes an extra effort to sit completely still. In this group endeavour, restless movements and any sound disturb the devotees present.

 If you are interested in participating in these programmes, you are requested to register at least one week in advance at the Ashram Reception Office, giving your full name, address, Lesson Registration No., age, phone no(s), and specifying the date of your attendance.